high school http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Quinn to call for higher dropout age in Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-call-higher-dropout-age-ill <p><em>Reporting from Illinois Public Radio&#39;s Amanda Vinicky was used in this story.</em></p><p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will endorse legislation in his State of the State address next week that would raise Illinois&#39; high school dropout age to 18, according to a statement from the Democrat&#39;s office.</p> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 13:59:43 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Illinois Public Radio 2953 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn to call for higher dropout age in Ill. Documentary Brings Attention to Student Stress http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/documentary-brings-attention-student-stress <p>Students pushed to the limit.&nbsp; Burned out teachers.&nbsp; Worried parents.&nbsp; These are the characters in <a href="http://www.racetonowhere.com/"><em>Race to Nowhere</em></a>, a documentary screening at<a href="http://www.racetonowhere.com/screenings"> community events around the country,</a> including <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4400">three screenings</a> in St. Louis over the next few weeks.&nbsp; Filmmaker Vikci Abeles has called the film “a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. ”</p><p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 23:04:31 +0000 Libby Franklin 455 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Documentary Brings Attention to Student Stress